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Saturday, February 18 • 10:40am - 11:30am
Embedding Data Scientists on Agile Team

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Embedding Data Scientists on Agile Teams
(Joint talk: Ryan Boder and Michael Cibulskis)

One of our principles that helps us drive toward greater efficiency is reducing the duration of the feedback cycle. To that end, we have continued to build teams that have included members and skill sets of teams that we interact with heavily (e.g. Testers, DevOps, Product Owners, etc.). Having the right team composition for a project and enabling them to work together effectively has a huge impact on the ability for that team to successfully deliver high value, high quality software on-time, and on-budget.

As we start to move into a space of projects that involve Data Science and Machine Learning, how can we adapt the workflows of both our existing teams and the Data Scientists that are joining our teams, in order to reduce the feedback cycle and still produce the same kind of quality output that we expect of our teams? The "right" answer will always depend on both the team and the project needs, but we will discuss several patterns and approaches that can be used as starting points.

(Abstract will be tweaked later)

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Ryan Boder

I'm currently serving as tech lead on the Panther automotive infotainment project. I love business, problem solving, teaching and computing. Over the years my biggest technical interests have been real-time embedded systems, wireless networking, operating systems and open source tools. Recently I've been studying machine learning. I have an 11 month old son, John, and a giant dog named Dexter.
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Michael Cibulskis

Michael has been working for Pillar out of OVR for the last 5 years. He’s a polyglot at heart and will not shy away from learning a new language -- natural or programming (though natural languages take significantly longer to pick up). His educational background and research interests revolve around Artificial Intelligence (concept learning, classification, and natural language processing). Other areas of interest (that he still has much to... Read More →

Saturday February 18, 2017 10:40am - 11:30am

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